Special Report

The Best Baseball Player From Every State

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Kansas: Walter Johnson
> Team(s): Washington Senators
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 1907-1927
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 2x MVP, 5x ERA Title, World Series
> Also considered: Johnny Damon, Joe Tinker

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Kentucky: Pee Wee Reese
> Team(s): Brooklyn / Los Angeles Dodgers
> Position: Shortstop
> Career: 1940-1958
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 10x All-Star, World Series
> Also considered: Jim Bunning

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Louisiana: Mel Ott
> Team(s): New York Giants
> Position: Right fielder
> Career: 1926-1947
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, 11x All-Star, World Series
> Also considered: Ted Lyons, Bill Dickey

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Maine: Bob Stanley
> Team(s): Boston Red Sox
> Position: Pitcher
> Career: 1977-1989
> Accolades: 2x All-Star
> Also considered: Bill Swift

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Maryland: Babe Ruth
> Team(s): New York Yankees, Boston Red Sox, Boston Braves
> Position: Outfielder / pitcher
> Career: 1914-1935
> Accolades: Hall of Fame, MVP, 7x World Series, Batting Title, ERA Title
> Also considered: Lefty Grove, Cal Ripken Jr.

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